Aid

Finance

Background

Notes of a meeting with World Bank Managing Director Caroline Anstey

Notes of a meeting with World Bank Managing Director Caroline Anstey

30 May 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Bending the arc of poverty

The session focused on the World Bank's development strategy, poverty eradication goals, global inequality, and the threat of climate change.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The challenges of advancing sustainability at the World Bank

This panel discussion reflected on the major sustainability challenges facing the World Bank through exploring two World Resources Institute areas - a portfolio analysis on 2012 projects, and the interaction between country systems and World Bank safeguard approaches.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Spring meetings 2013: communiqués coverage

Coverage of the communiqu

22 April 2013

IFI governance

Background

World Bank executive directors roundtable with CSOs

Minutes of an open roundtable with EDs that occurred during the 2013 spring meetings.

19 April 2013 | Minutes

Finance

Background

IDA results and replenishment

Minutes of an event at the 2013 spring meetings

19 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

IFC invests in Kenyan private international school

The International Finance Corporation (IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank) in mid-March proposed a $7 million investment in Kenyan private education firm, Brookhouse Schools Limited.

9 April 2013

Finance

News

Tanzania water project "complete failure"

A Tanzanian water and sanitation project, in which the Bank invested $164 million from 2003 to 2010, has been "a complete failure" according to NGO Civil and Political Rights Watch (CPRW).

8 April 2013

Finance

News

IDA 17: Back to big infrastructure, flirting with climate finance

While donors and the World Bank focus on IDA structural reform, the proposed IDA shift towards financing infrastructure and climate adaptation raises concerns over development impacts.

8 April 2013

Rights

News

Safeguards: World Bank urged to incorporate human rights commitments "in all of its activities"

As the consultations on the World Bank's safeguards review progress, indigenous peoples groups and NGOs raised concerns over the process. There were also increased calls for the Bank to respect human rights in its policies, including a report from a UN Special Rapporteur.

8 April 2013